A novel approach to optimal blood platelets logistics
2006
Transfusion
9
46
183a-183a
Journal_Article
Blood_Donors_Supply_&_Distribution
Dynamic_programming_Stochastic_decision_processes
Tactical
No
No
Article Link
Sibinga, C. T. S. V. D., N. M.; Haijema, R.; Van der Wal, J. (2006). A novel approach to optimal blood platelets logistics. [Journal Article]. Transfusion, 46(9), 183a-183a.
BACKGROUND: The challenge of production and inventory management for blood platelets (PLTs) is the requirement to meet highly uncertain demands. Shortages are to be minimized, if not to be avoided at all. Overproduction, in turn, leads to high levels of outdating as PLTs have a limited